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Claremont Heritage

Claremont Heritage's mission is to advance, preserve and celebrate the historic, architectural, natural and cultural resources of our community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Claremont Heritage, a non-profit, inclusive, community-oriented membership organization, is the city’s largest membership organization devoted to the preservation of the history and historic character of Claremont. We:
• Archive and share Claremont artifacts, oral histories, historic properties and tree surveys, maps and photos
• Offer tours, lectures, films and workshops for school children, community groups, and the general public
• Support individual homeowners, Claremont city staff, architects, landscape and interior designers, contractors, developers and realtors by providing access to historical and archival information
• Recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preservation of Claremont’s historical resources and cultural heritage

In these ways, we seek to communicate to residents and visitors the qualities that make our city unique and to promote the value of preserving our neighborhoods, cultural resources, the built and natural environments and their histories.

Contact Information:

Claremont Heritage
PO Box 742
Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: 909-621-0848
Email: info@ClaremontHeritage.org

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Description : Part two of an interview with George C.S. Benson, who served as president of the Claremont Men's College from 1946-69.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
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Note : High frequency hum and hiss on tape. Description : Interview with Mrs. Rosa Torrez conducted on May 24, 1990 in which she discusses growing up in Claremont's Mexican neighborhood and her later role in the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Dedication of June Vail Park on February 9, 1978. Speakers include Claremont residents Melvin Butler, Patricia Newton, John Vail, and mayor Bertye Smith. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Casilda Thoresen conducted on June 19, 1991. Mrs. Thoresen for many years worked as a singer and dancer at the famous Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. In her interview, Mrs. Thoresen discusses moving to California from New Mexico and how she got involved with the Padua Hills Theater. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Tape machine stopped by interviewers on multiple occasions throughout tape resulting in sections of silence. Program distorted at times and levels vary. Recorded outside with high background noise. Description : Tell Me a Story booth at Claremont's Fourth of July parade recorded various people attending the parade, asking them to give some information about themselves, i.e. how long they have lived in Claremont, profession, and what they like about the city. Interviews with: Seltzer;...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with longtime resident and business owner, Harmon "Bud" Day. Bud discusses moving to Claremont as a boy and his time growing up in the city. Bud worked for the post office for several years before starting Bud's Bike Shop in the Claremont Village, which he ran for many years. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Judy Wright moved to Claremont in the early 1970s and quickly became involved in the community, becoming a member of the League of Women Voters and helping with historic preservation of important buildings and homes. She later served on the Claremont Planning Commission and Claremont City Council, before being elected mayor in the late 1980s. Judy Wright was also an amateur historian and author of the book Claremont: A Pictorial History. Rights : Material in the public domain. No...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Interview begins at 00:01:38 after intro. Description : Youngest daughter of Charles E. Clevenger, Claremont's first town marshal. Kathy reminisces with her sister Elsie C. Findlay. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Interview begins at 00:01:07 after intro. High frequency hum and hiss on tape. Description : Oral history interview with Norman Williamson conducted on June 20, 1997. Norman Williamson is the grandson of W.K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Cornflake Company. He discusses his childhood on his grandfather's ranch near the city of Pomona, where he raised Arabian horses in the mid-1920s. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Nellie Guiterrez Villanueva conducted at the 20 Year celebration of the establishment of the El Barrio Park. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Section of silence from 00:15:05 to 00:15:15. Description : Interview with Esperanza Candelas conducted at the opening of El Barrio Park in Claremont on October 4, 1992. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Jan Weinberger conducted at the Claremont Historic Resources Center. She discusses her association with the Claremont Courier.Side B of the tape includes a short, five-minute segment about Blanchard Place, notable residents, and the history of the Arbol Verde community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Background noise, hiss and some distortion at times. Description : Interview with John Dominguez who grew up on the eastern border of Claremont, which was a Mexican colony known as the East Barrio. Mr. Dominguez's father was a rancher in Montclair and built a house in the barrio through the Inter-Cultural Council. Mr. Dominguez describes growing up in the barrio and his teenage years loosely associated with gangs and petty crime. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Program recorded at a very low level. Hiss and machine noise recorded in the tape. Description : Interview with Paul Scott in which he discusses his time in the hotel industry, his experience working at the Claremont Inn and later the Red Hill Country Club. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : An interview with Winifred Mallows, daughter of Reverend Horace Mallows. In the interview, Winfred discusses her parents' background; where they came from and how they came to Claremont; her own childhood in Claremont; and the formation of the Claremont Lawn Bowling Club. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : An earthquake workshop given by Hartman and Marks in May, 1992. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Moments of silence as speakers look at photographs.   Description : Mr. Hitchcock was born on January 1, 1890 and discusses his father who came to Pomona College as a professor of science in 1892. He goes on to talk about his childhood in Claremont, his student days at Pomona College, and his career in engineering. Mr. Hitchcock served as a consultant to the US Army and later NATO. He retired and served as a member of the City Council and Mayor of San Marino. On side 2 of the cassette...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Interview with Jose Rubio begins at 00:02:42. High background noise throughout. Description : Interview with Jose Rubio conducted at the 20 year celebration of the establishment of El Barrio Park on October 4th, 1992. Rubio discusses his time working at the Padua Hills Theater and the importance of the park for the Mexican Community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : An oral history interview with Mr. Ray Soper conducted on March 15, 1994. Mr. Soper gives a complete account of his earlier life as a grower and many of the issues of irrigation, heating, and planting faced by growers. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Eleanor Davis conducted on December 17, 1980. Mrs. Davis discusses her life growing up in Claremont. Her father taught at Pomona College and later served on city council and then as mayor. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Program recorded at a very low level. High amount of hiss on tape. Description : Interview with Helen Gipson, a founding member of St. Ambrose Church. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : An oral history interview with Monsignor Barry, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont. Reverend Barry speaks about his background, his career, and major issues his faced while serving as reverend in Claremont. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Dorcas Turner conducted on March 29, 1988. Mrs. Turner was a teacher at Sycamore Elementary School in the Claremont school district from 1925-27. She taught first, second, and third grade, including children from Claremont's Mexican community. Later, she taught Spanish in a secondary school. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Irene Garner conducted on May 13, 1993. Irene Garner is the sister of Herman Garner and discusses the early days growing up in the Pomona Valley and Bess and Herman Garner's involvement in the Padua Hills Theater. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Meeting recorded at the United Church of Christ, Congregational in which speakers talk about important past members of the church and their role in the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Thumping and audio breakup present at end of tape. Description : Panel discussion with several former citrus growers about their experiences. The panel was chaired by Enid Douglass. Includes members of the Harmon, Soper, Douglass, and Pierson families. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Distortion and feedback inherent in original recording. Ends abruptly. Description : Interview with Mrs. Amelia Schlenker Rankin who discusses moving to Claremont and describes the townspeople who lived in the city at the time. Mrs. Rankin's accounts give a unique perspective on the city of Claremont as well as its residents during the war years. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Arthur E. Clevenger, Claremont resident and son of Charles A. Clevenger, Claremont's first city marshal. Arthur discusses his father's background and duties as the town marshal, as well as his own life growing up in Claremont. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : An interview with Dinah Hirbles by A. Brownell, conducted on 2 May 1981. The interview last only 7 minutes and could be a practice interview. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Short interview for "Tell Me A Story" event in the park with former Claremont City Council Member Bill McCready. Owner of a bike shop in the Claremont Village, Bill talks about riding a tandem bicycle with other city council members during Claremont's Fourth of July parade. He later discusses some of the platforms he ran on during his time on the City Council. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Tape machine stopped by interviewers on multiple occasions throughout tape resulting in sections of silence. Recorded outside with high background noise. Description : These interviews of Claremont residents Keen, Simon, and Little highlight what brought these residents to Claremont and what they enjoy about living in the city. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Mildred Steele, who along with her husband, lived in the Garner House at Claremont's Memorial Park. The couple lived in the house after the city had bought it from the Garner Family and while it was being developed into a central city park and community house. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Dedication of the Claremont Fire Station 101 conducted on December 4, 1981, including several notable speakers. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Recorder stops and starts repeatedly throughout interview. Description : Interview with Mr. Cairns Elder who was a citrus rancher in Claremont and surrounding communities. Mr. Elder also discusses growing up in Claremont, describing the town in its early days. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Buzz on original tape. Description : Dedication of Chester G. Jaeger Park on February 9, 1978. The ceremony was held at Taylor Hall with Ron Hagen, director of Human Services for Claremont, presiding over the dedication. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Mrs. Mary Helsley who speaks about her parents' background and what brought the family to Claremont. She talks about her father's YMCA and missionary work and all he did for the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with George Gale conducted on November 23, 1995. George Gale is the nephew of Warren Gale who raised sheep on a ranch in the foothills in Claremont. Mr. Gale describes his trips to California as a boy, moving to Claremont later in life, and being forced to sell the ranch property. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Gap in part 1 from 00:01:44 to 00:01:53 between introduction and interview. Description : Interview with Elsie Clevenger Findlay, daughter of Charles E. Clevenger, Claremont's first town marshal. Elsie describes growing up in Claremont and what they city was like largely before it was developed. Her memories include her family life, school, neighbors, special events, and a trip to Camp Baldy (Mount San Antonio). Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Claremont Heritage annual meeting which includes the history of the United Church of Christ, Congregational. Speakers include notable residents Stanley Larson and Carolyn Lyons as well as Professor Emeritus at Harvey Mudd College, Dr. John Ray and Dr. Koffman. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration at the Padua Hills Theatre. Event includes the Las Posadas Procession, dancing by the Ballet Folklorico Xochiquetzal, the breaking of the pinata, and a Christmas carol sing-along. The celebration features several former Mexican Players including Casilda Amador Thoreson, Erik Thoreson, Celia Garcia, Gilbert Flores, Alicia Flores, and Jose Angle Aguilar, who lead the celebration with song and dance.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Description: An earthquake workshop presented by Donald McIntyre, Mel Green, and Frank Hungerford at the Garner House in Claremont. Topics covered include earthquake preparation, limiting damage to homes, and seismic construction and rehabs of homes. Slide show and question and answer session are included.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS